Have you guys ever wanted to eat a brownie so bad but were on a diet and you were so torn that you just didn’t know what to do. At least I hope you have so I don’t sound as weak as I really am. Eating healthy is just hard, sometimes I can keep myself in that right mindset, but sometimes I just have no motivation. Last night I wanted some delicious, gooey, chocolatey brownies. BUT I needed to stay on track with my healthy eating. So I searched for a easy brownie recipe I could enjoy and not feel bad about eating and I found the one below. You can find the original here. Please check it out they taste truly amazing! Trust me (:
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons espresso
1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil; spray foil lightly with cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
- With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar at medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes, or until combined. Add egg, egg whites, vanilla, and coffee. Continue beating until incorporated.
- Scrape down sides of the bowl, and reduce mixer speed to low. Slowly add flour mixture to the bowl, followed by yogurt, and mix gently until combined. The batter will be thick. Stir in chocolate and walnuts if using.
- With a spatula, spread mixture evenly in pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of pan comes out dry. Cool on a wire rack before removing from pan and slicing into 16 squares.